Small, but cozy in a great location
13/03/2015 JCT1025, San Jose, California
At first I was apprehensive about the size of the Single Executive Room given the previous reviews. When I arrived, it was indeed VERY tiny in comparison to the other hotels I stayed at during my... more
At first I was apprehensive about the size of the Single Executive Room given the previous reviews. When I arrived, it was indeed VERY tiny in comparison to the other hotels I stayed at during my trip to London, but this turned out to be my favorite hotel.
Room: Very cozy and the bed and pillow were super comfortable. The bathroom was great, too. I loved the pressure of the rain shower and the amenities provided. Although the room was tiny, there was ample storage space for my luggage. It was also nice that the window opened - all the other hotels had their windows sealed. I requested a quiet room and got one that faced the back of the building, which was absolutely silent. I slept so well at this hotel.
Only thing I'd change is brighter lighting in the bathroom and a better blowdryer.
Location: Great location! It's a bit out of the way in terms of central London tourist attractions, but I loved the neighborhood feel of Hammersmith. It really made me feel like a local. Lots of great restaurant and pub options, especially with Nandos right next to the tube station. The tube station was only a 3 min walk from the hotel and connected to several central lines. Plus, out of all the tube stations I went through in London, this one had the most direct path from the station entrance to the platform, so you didn't have to go down a ton of stairs and hallways just to get to the platform. It's a tiny bit confusing because their are two tube station entrances for Hammersmith, but you'll figure it out very quickly which one you need to go to.
The free breakfast was a nice touch and more than sufficient. Overall, I would 100% stay here again in the future. The price is very affordable for London and proximity to the tube station make it a must for a solo traveler. less